So I don't know what's going on with me but I've been spending a lot (I mean A LOT) of my free time watching Gossip Girl and Dawson's Creek, because HEY did you know both of them are on Netflix Instant? Because they are. Every now and then Joe will watch with me and it's great fun to see who can out-MST3K the other.
Last night, we watched an episode of
Dawson's Creek that completely rips off The Breakfast Club, but not really,
because they actually reference how much their situation is JUST LIKE
that movie, so I guess that's how they got around copyright infringement or movie right or whatever LAWYER TALK.
They all get detention for different things, Jen for talking
back to a teacher, Dawson for throwing a basketball at Pacey's
beautiful face (Am I allowed to have a crush on Pacey still? Like
season 1 Pacey? Or is that gross? It feels weird because I'm old now but we're the same
age IRL and I've had a crush on Joshua Jackson since he was a Mighty Duck,
so maybe it's not weird? No, it's weird), Joey for completely beating
the shit out of a guy in the lunch room, Pacey for taking his arousal
into his own hands at school, and Abby Something for having too many
tardies. Abby is obnoxious and everyone hates her. That's all you really
need to know.
Right, so, they all have Saturday detention, which is apparently
still a thing, and they have to sit in the library all day. When the
librarian tells them if they're not quiet they'll have to shelve books
and organize the card catalog, I was all, "yay!" because that's supposed
to be a punishment? At one point, the detainees talk about what
happened to the actors from The Breakfast Club and how none of them amounted to anything, but Pacey says something about Emilio Estevez being in those
Mighty Duck movies and how awesome they are and YOU GUYS. I yelled (yes,
yelled), "EVERY CHOICE I'VE EVER MADE HAS LED TO THIS EXACT MOMENT! My
entire life has just been validated!"
(I found the moment for you. You're welcome.)
This is probably not a normal reaction to watching an episode of
Dawson's Creek, but I don't know, I'm still new at this. I told Joe that the
only thing missing from the episode was a dinosaur running through the
library, but I guess I can settle for the fact that Dawson has a
Jurassic Park poster hanging in his room.
Anyway, the first season of Dawson's Creek is generally PRETTY TERRIBLE. I
never watched much of the show when it was actually on but I've seen a lot
of the later seasons because my friends in college watched it, which is also why I've seen the series finale. I remember
hating Dawson's dumb face during the later seasons but as I started
season 1, I was like, "oh, he's not so bad, really," until maybe an
episode or two in? Because he's pretty awful. Still, I'm sort of a
little on his side because of James van der Beek being on Don't Trust
the Bitch* in Apartment 23. Do you guys watch that show? It's
ANYWAY (again), this morning I asked Joe if he thought James van der
Beek ever gets jealous of Joshua Jackson, because here he is headlining
a show and this suave motherfucker swoops in and totally steals his
thunder. When's the next PaceyCon? I'm so there.
*I refuse to censor the word bitch, ABC, GROW THE FUCK UP